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wagon-lit

[French va-gawn-lee] /French va gɔ̃ˈli/
noun, plural wagons-lits
[va-gawn-lee] /va gɔ̃ˈli/ (Show IPA)
1.
(in continental European usage) a railroad sleeping car.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; < French, equivalent to wagon railway coach (< E) + lit bed (< Latin lectus)
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British Dictionary definitions for wagons lits

wagon-lit

/French vaɡɔ̃li/
noun (pl) wagons-lits (vaɡɔ̃li)
1.
a sleeping car on a European railway
2.
a compartment on such a car
Word Origin
C19: from French, from wagon railway coach + lit bed
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